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Alvarez Mexican Foods

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1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
+1 941-729-2232
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've not eaten here for a few years. But today we went to Alvarez Resturant for lunch. Service was excellent. Salsa and choir brought to out table at N/C. We each ordered Burito Grande. With rice and beans. Great Food. Going back Soon

Thank 940asr
Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went to dinner at Alvarez today. We were 3 guests and the only customers in the restaurant. We sat outside and had to go get someone to wait on us. Ricky was our waiter and took our drink orders. He took our food orders and the food arrived about 10-15 min later. The food was very good but we never... More 

Thank kathyk36
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Their salsa is fresh, the mole sauce is simply the best I've ever had. Love the enchiladas. My family has been coming here for 40 years.

Thank Dick K
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is truly a gem in Palmetto! Great Mexican food, reasonably priced. Overall a great value. I take family & friends there frequently.

Thank bp4ui
Bucksport, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I very much agree with John W. Authentic Mexican Homestyle? Only if the cheese comes out of a can along with the refried beans. Chimichanga ground beef filling had no onion, peppers or spices. 'Salsa' was puréed tomato with lots of salt. This was very likely the worst Mexican food I have ever gotten. In this area I would stick... More 

Thank Doug K
South Euclid, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I always try to see the best where I choose to eat but Alvarez leaves much to be desired. Being a vegetarian, veggie fajitas are often my meal of choice. Eating on the patio during a sunny FL afternoon was pleasant. The service was efficient. But..... the salsa was nearly flavorless, the chips tasted like they came out of a... More 

Thank kim s
Washington, DC
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

After trying a number of supposed "Mexican Restaurants" in the Palmetto/Bradenton area, I decided to confine my dining out to Seafood, Italian and Sushi. The only really decent Mexican food I discovered was served from food trucks and trailers along the roadside. Alvarez is a refreshing improvement. I'll admit to being spoiled by all the great, out-of-the-way family owned restaurants... More 

Thank URKiddinMee
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, service. Good for breakfast. Enchiladas are the best. And try the flan. Pleasant waitress.

Thank Millie D
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Don't let the billboard/sign out front trick you. "Authentic"? NO "Home cooking"? NO "Good service"? NO Don't waste your time. Your money is better spent elsewhere. VERY DISAPPOINTED

1 Thank John W
Palmetto, Florida
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is rather dumpy in appearance but super popular for median. Food is good and prices are fantastic. I have been eating here for over 15 years. Places don't survive that long if there no good. Come with a big appetite

Thank crittergirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-2232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?